27th August 2005

Compass Tours
The Edinburgh Festival Express

Loco Used 47709
Stock Used 3385+3395+3366+3278+3360+3359+3362+3408+1221+5788+5779+5824+9496

Route:
1Z24 : Wolverhampton to Edinburgh Waverley
1Z25 : Edinburgh Waverley to Wolverhampton

Loco(s) Route
47709 Wolverhampton - Telford Central - Shrewsbury - Whitchurch - Nantwich - Crewe - (via WCML) - Carstairs South Jn - Carstairs East Jn - Midcalder Jn - Slateford Jn - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley
47709 Edinburgh Waverley - (reverse of outward route) - Carlisle - (via S&C) - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Clitheroe - Blackburn - Lostock Hall Jn - Farington Jn - Euxton Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Wolverhampton


47709, on arrival at Edinburgh Waverley (photo: Shaun C)

Source : Compass Tours

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from various including Compass Tours)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Wolverhampton 05.50d [P4] 05.57   00.42a [P4] 01.33
Wolverhampton North Jn 05/51 05/58   00/39 01/30
Codsall 05.58a ~ 06.00d ?   00.29a ~ 00.31d ?
Cosford 06/06 06/10   00/24 ?
Shifnal 06.09a ~ 06.11d ?   00.18a ~ 00.20d ?
Madeley Jn 06/14 ?   00/15 ?
Telford Central 06.16a ~ 06.19d 06.21 ~ ??.??   00.11a ~ 00.13d 01.04 ~ 01.07
Wellington 06.25a ~ 06.28d 06.30 ~ 06.35   00.02a ~ 00.04d 00.54 ~ 00.57
Shrewsbury 06.40a ~ 06.42d [P4] 06.49 ~ 06.54   23.47a ~ 23.49d [P7] 00.37 ~ 00.40
Harlescott LC 06/47 ?   23/43 ?
Wem 06.55a ~ 06.57d 07.09 ~ 07.12   23.33a ~ 23.35d 00.21 ~ 00.23
Prees 07/01 ?   23/29 ?
Whitchurch 07.06a ~ 07.08d ?   23.21a ~ 23.23d 23/23
Wrenbury 07/14 ?   23/14 ?
Nantwich 07.19a ~ 07.21d 07.35 ~ 07.36   23.05a ~ 23.07d 23.56 ~ 23.59
Crewe Gresty Lane 07/27 ?   23/00 ?
Crewe 07.29a ~ 07.33d [P12] 07.45 ~ 07.51   22.53a ~ 22.58d [P5] 23.44 ~ 23.48
Crewe Coal Yard 07/35 ?   22/51 ?
Winsford 07.43a ~ 07.45d [FL] 08.00 ~ 08.05   22.38a ~ 22.40d 23.31 ~ 23.35
Winsford SB 07/47 08/08   22/36 23/29
Hartford 07.51a ~ 07.53d 08.17 ~ 08.21   22.31a ~ 22.33d 23.23 ~ 23.26
Acton Bridge 07.57a ~ 07.59d ?   22.25a ~ 22.27d ?
Weaver Jn SB 08/01 08/31   22/23 23/13
Acton Grange Jn 08/05 08/35   22/18 23/08
Warrington Bank Quay 08/07 [P3] 08/38   22/17 [P2] 23/05
Dallam Jn 08/08 ?   22/16 ?
Winwick Jn 08/10 08/42   22/14 23/01
Springs Branch Jn 08/15 08/49   22/09 22/56
Wigan South Jn 08/15 ?   22/08 ?
Wigan North Western 08/15 [P5] 08/50   22/08 [P4] 22/54
Balshaw Lane 08/22 08/56   22/02 22/44
Euxton Jn 08/23 08/58   22/00 22/42
Preston 08/31 [P3] 09/03  
Lancaster 08/49 [DFL] 09/21  
Morecambe South Jn 08/50 09/22  
Carnforth North Jn 08/54 09/26  
Oxenholme 09/05 09/35  
Tebay 09/18 09/47  
Penrith 09/36 10/04  
Farington Jn   21/56 [FL] ?
Lostock Hall Jn   21/50 22/31
Blackburn   21/41 22/19
Daisyfield Jn   21/40 [UEL] ?
Clitheroe   21/24 21/45
Horrocksford Jn   21/23 ?
Hellifield   20/57 21/20
Settle Jn   20/53 ?
Ribblehead   20/40 ?
Blea Moor   20/37 ?
Garsdale   20/14 ?
Kirkby Stephen   20/00 20/14
Appleby   19/37 ?
Kirby Thore SB   19/18 ?
Culgaith Crossover   19/15 ?
Low House Crossing SB   19/00 ?
Petteril Bridge Jn   18/50 19/21
London Road Jn   18/49 ?
Carlisle 10.02a ~ 10.15d [P1] 10.18 ~ 10.21   18.45a ~ 18.47d [P4] 19.15 ~ 19.18
Gretna Jn 10/25 10/31   18/36 19/07
Quintinshill 10/29 10/33   18/33 19/06
Lockerbie 10/43 10/45   18/20 18/56
Beattock 10*58a ~ 11*29d 10.56 ~ 11.34   18/10 18/47
Beattock Summit 11/45 11/52   18/03 18/40
Abington 11/52 11/59   17/54 18/30
Carstairs South Jn 12/07 12/13   17/42 17/57
Carstairs East Jn 12/09 ?   17/40 17/55
Midcalder Jn 12/31 ?   17/27 17/34
Slateford Jn 12/44 12/40   17/14 17/24
Haymarket 12/49 12/48   17/12 17/21
Edinburgh Waverley 13.08a [P20] 13.00   17.09d [P20] 17.15


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